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Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
southbound from 695 into the city. no problems to report on the beltway from parkville all the way up to towson. traffic moving along at liberty road. 11 minutes altogether to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95. up in hunt valley, no problems to report here on the harrisburg expressway. nice and clear from shawan road all the way down to 695. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> breaking news a man is dead this morning after a two alarm fire broke out in his home. this happened in jacksonville and the 5600 block of sweet air road just after midnight. there were no fire hydrants near that home so the water had to be shuttled in. the fire was under control around 2:30 this morning. two firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries. >>> many couples have been waiting a lifetime for this day. today same sex couples can get married in our state. now even though they're going to have the chance they won't likely be able to tie the knot until january 1st when the law goes into effect. the governor is expected to formally ratify the ele
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 4:30am EST
and west of the city, out towards carroll county and fredrick county. a wintery mix moving in during the course of the mornings and the afternoon. right now it's clear over the north of the state, but a couple hundred miles to the south and west of us. notice in about three hours we're going to start to see this batch of precipitation moving in and it will start as snow in a lot of spots. a burst of snow first, it goes over to the rain for the city as we head into the midday hour. still an ice situation toward the north and west. we'll break down the details, show you some numbers coming up in a little bit. we'll get a check on the traffic over with lauren cook. >>reporter: good morning, mike. all that wintery mix will make the roads slick. no delays in white marsh, 95, nice and clear from route 43 all the way into it the city. if you are traveling on the beltway this morning, no delays from parkville all the way up to towson. as we check in and take a live look at the west side at liberty road, traffic moving right along, no problems getting down to route 40 or if you are traveling
ABC
Dec 25, 2012 11:00pm EST
! - [ whimpering ] time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. citi price rewind. ♪(music playing) ♪(music playing) ♪(music playing) ♪(music playing) ♪(music playing) this can't happen! it shouldn't! it couldn't! it mustn't! it wouldn't! not now, not then, not ever again! [ wind howling ] [ sleigh creaking ] [ straining, grunts ] no! yaah! [ gasping ] [ barking ] [ straining ] [ barking ] [ grunting, whimpering ] boo-hoo! [ wind howling ] oh, well. it's just toys, right? - hi, mr. grinch! - [ gasps ] cindy lou! what are you doing up there? i came to see you. no one should be alone on christmas. oh. no! - ah! - [ gasps ] [ growls ] [ grunting ] - [ barking ] - [ whimperin
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:30am EST
the beltway all the way into the city. that's a look at your traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> it is still a busy travel season. some people are trying to get home after being away for christmas. others are heading out of town for new year's. now if you have somewhere to go by plane there's a chance the flight is delayed or canceled as a result of this treacherous weather. now it happens on airlines. they will automatically rebook you to the next available flight. but because of all the weather delays, the next flight could be days away. there are a few things you can now do to increase your odds of getting on a flight. if you're unhappy with the rebooked flight, get in line. talk to a customer service rep to see if it can be changed. you can also call the airline directly or even send a tweet. you may want to consider buying a one day pass to an airline lounge and airlines usually staff lounges with some of the best ticket agents who are able to maybe find you a seat a bit faster. >>> news time right now 5:32. you vote today expand gambling back in november and today part
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:30am EST
, by newees day, maybe a spot shower from the city towards the south. we will talk about that in a little bit. your planner showing cold start but here comes the clouds and a bitter blast by the end of the week. let's talk about traffic. are the roads packed? nobody is doing anything. >> we have trouble all the way in myersville. we are dealing with a crash alone the eastbound lanes of 70, route 15. baltimore, 83, nice and clear, no delays from york road, all the way to 695. if you are heading downtown, checking in and looking at 95s fort mc henry, traffic moving along, a normal 8 minute ride, northbound, from the bellway to the toll plaza. as we look at the other time saver traffic drive time, 695, great shape knocks problems on the east -- no problems on the east side. inner loop clear down to 95. west side, no delays, 11 minutes on the outer loop, 79, down to 95. >>> it's not the first shooting or the second, there have been three fatal shootings in three years. arundel county police are looking for a suspect in the most recent, it happened yesterday around 5:30. 31-year-old jones was shot
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:30am EST
into the city. and if you are traveling on 83 this morning, here's what it looks like up in hunt valley, warren road. no delays whatsoever, as you make your way into the city, it's going to take you the normal 11 minutes right now from the beltway all the way down to fayette street. and as we check in and take a look at the abc 2 time saver traffic drive times, no delays on 695. it's going to take you 11 minutes from the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and the west side nice and clear right now, 11 minutes on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. megan and charley, over to you. >>> as you look out your window this morning, it might be hard to bheef that we are in for another winter storm possibly. >> unbelievable when you think about it. but as the day wears on, things could get much messier out there. abc 2 news' linda stow is out on york road this morning with how it could be impacting some people's drive, especially the afternoon commute, linda. >>reporter: yeah. luckily we're going to be okay for the morning commute. all is quiet right now along this stretch of york road in baltimore county, b
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:30am EST
the city. many grabbed cameras to catch what appeared to be funnel clouds forming. >> we gotta hurry and get past this. >>reporter: alabama power officials say the winds knocked out electricity to more than 20,000 people across the state. damage was widespread. there were more than 30 reports of tornadoes from texas to alabama. the day got off to a rough start in oklahoma. more than 20 vehicles were involved in an early morning accident that shut down interstate 40 just outside oklahoma city. officials say at least 10 people were taken to hospitals. texas got a double dose of bad weather a.25-year-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in longview and turned dallas into a winter wonderland. and blizzard blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. i'm ed payne reporting. >>> news time right now 6:31. the people of newtown, connecticut observed christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults. a candlelight vigil
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
tells you what happened next. months earlier this new york city subway surveillance video showed how to happened. he and another man are seen arguing before the other man pushes him to the tracks. watching it happen, this photographer, rather than help, he snapped nearly 50 photos on his camera. he said it was his way of trying to get the subway conductor's attention. >> took mow a second to figure out what was happening. i sought lights in the distance of the approaching train. the only thing i could think of at that time was to alert the driver with my camera flash. >> reporter: that didn't get the motor man to flash and the post was criticized. twitter is calling the decision horrifying, despicable. imagine how this man's family feels. we spoke to the pr company that represents the new york post. so far, no statement has been pished -- issued. as for the suspect, he has been arrested and charged. >>> senators barbara mikulski and cardin are expected to speak at at committee on homeland security. mikulski is calling for aid to the eastern shore still suffering from the storm. >> pe
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
a child threatened on a bus with a b.b. gun. baltimore city police say the boys were headed to their elementary school. one of the students pulled out the b.b. gun and threatened another student. the situation was reported to city leaders and city schools police. officials say the district will take the appropriate disciplinary action. >>> a major announcement from baltimore city police tonight. in a rare nighttime news conference, anthony bats announced the department had made its 1,000 gun arrest this year. officers were responding to a home. officers arrested a man and they say they found a semi automatic handgun. >> she said she had seen the officers out here previous nights. he knew there were 12. it was a good way to seek out the officers and they came right away. >> major blake was on hand for the announcement. >>> the superintendent is proving he is open for suggestions when it comes to improving city schools. so dr. dallas mann was eligible to answer questions. >> what i try to do is change the conversation to be proactive. when you're proactive you have environment
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
interesting, especially towards the south of the city. again, notice the storm system right in here, dropping tornadoes over the gulf coast states. that is what's lifting in our direction during the course of your day. so your hour by hour goes like this, 7:00 in the morning, 32 degrees. pretty cold start. snow burst comes in around 9:00, 10:00 in the morning and turns pretty rapidly into some heavy rains. we'll map this out and show you some accumulation maps coming up in just a little bit. let's get a check on the traffic. lauren cook is over on the traffic plaza. how are we doing out there? >>reporter: pretty good. so far so good, as you mentioned, mike, that the morning commute a little later on could get a little dicey. so right around 9:00, you will want to be extra careful. if you are traveling in howard county, though, interstate 70 nice and clear. no problems from colombia pike all the way over to 695. and for those of you using 95 in howard county, as we check in and take a look at the abc 2 time saver traffic drive time, it's going to take you the normal 12 minutes to travel from
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
're going to see a rain, snow, ice mixture, a mess to the north. while we're at 37 in the city, we're hanging onto the upper 20s to 30s outside the beltway. look the eldersburg 31 degrees. everything that comes in right now -- or i should say in the next hour or so will fall in the form of some snow. you'll notice over the southern suburbs of d.c., back down into virginia, you're dealing with the snow and that's what's lifting up from south to north during the course of the morning hours. you'll notice 15, 20 minutes outside of the city limits and this will start to move in during the morning commute, the tail end of the morning commute. so first is this burst of snow that's going to come in and then it's going to change over to rain for the city. still could be a wintery mix over our northern counties and an ice situation north and west of town, north and west, really, of 83 as you go into they aremont and monkston you could be deal iing with an icy situation. rain totals, that's the other aspect of the storm, one to two inches of rain and there could be some severe weather, maybe
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
weather advisory that will be expanded into the sit ye. -- city. we will talk about the storm and break into snow totals but first traffic maps to see what's going on the roads. lauren cook is the gal to do it. >> reporter: i will be with you tomorrow as well. >> oh man we are all here. >> reporter: 95 nice and clear just 14 minutes to travel from the beltway into the city. and 695 in great shape. no problem from parkville to towson and looking live outside here the west side of the beltway also going to be free of delays. no problems from liberty road to route 40 and up in hunt valley 83 no concerns therefrom shawan to the beltway. now over to you. >>> 4 chn 32 the president and 34e78s of -- members of senate return to capitol hill continue to work on a deal. four days before the december 31st deadline. charley is monitoring the situation with more on what's happening today. are they any closer to a deal. >> simply put, no. senate democrats are accusing john boehner of running a dictatorship. a polling shows that many americans are placing the blame if the deal is not done. that poll i
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm EST
in the air, only warming up into the mid-40s. ellicott city further south temperatures struggling to get to the upper 40s. a nice look sunset in ellicott city. temperatures now mid to upper 30s for the most part. most of the area, not quite that warm and 43 not exactly warm. a variable south breeze. just a little bit of a wind chill factor, feeling like the mid-30s. how about neighborhood by neighborhood tomorrow. first off into the city where we always know that the better weather is in the central part of the state sometimes. that's what we look forward to tomorrow, again, back in the 40s. across the region, some scattered cloud cover, significant cloud cover out to the west where the weather is becoming more active. we'll see things become more active. scattered showers through pennsylvania. that stays west of us. we have a cluster of showers likely to develop off the coast. some of this could edge off the chess is a peefnlgt the -- chesapeake. the pattern looks more active. we may stay dry. saturday looks relatively quiet. we look for warmer air to edge in here saturday. the big ques
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
into a city school with a knife. cheryl starts our coverage with that story. >> that school visitor is now in jail. parents at the national academy foundation shuttered at seeing news crews. they are talking and so is the police chief about preventing another shooting. iqúan incidentinside a city school. this timeinvolving a knife. >> i'm speechless right now. >> it seemed to start off friendly. a visitor brought a birthday cake and balloons the a relative but skirted past the front office. then a fight broke autowith an officer worker and the visitor showed a knife. tracey mcdaniel learned about the fight at the end of the day on a day when parents are on edge. in surrounding counties, police officers stood at schoolings. it's just one step following a shooting at sandy hook elementary where 20 students and 6 adults were shot and killed. >> children already asked this morning where why there was a police officer and i said they're just out here to say hi to everybody. >> the police chief is also the chairman of the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence. he says
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 11:35pm EST
, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 27th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. this year's holiday gift giving frenzy is drawing to a close. for many of us, that means this season's spending remorse is sinking in. the average american spent an estimated $700 during the holidays this year, so tonight, we wanted to bring you an inside look at the bargain stores that could help out with your wallet rehab. abc's ryan owens brings us inside the booming business of being cheap. >> reporter: they're opening their doors faster than new starbucks. >> i like it because it's cheaper. >> reporter: there are now more dollar stores in the united states than drugstores. >> since the prices are so good, it's like why not? >> you can get more stuff for cheaper. >> reporter: a $56 billion industry. >> i think we can double the size of our chain within this country. >> reporter: each pin on this map represents one family dollar store. howard levine is the ceo of that chain. >> tons of growth here. this is probably a thousand-store state. >> repo
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
back on its feet after it was walloped by the blizzard. this city, brought to a virtual standstill. the storm dumping more than seven inches of snow here. >> there we go. >> reporter: residents struggled to dig out. whiteout conditions across the lower midwest states. in southern illinois, a foot and a half of snow. in cleveland, ohio, freezing rain turned to snow. cancelling about 80% of flights in and out of cleveland. in arkansas, power lines snapped, leaving nearly 200,000 customers in the dark. and in the south, devastating tornadoes, causing panic as they touched down. this surveillance video taken at a walgreen's in mobile, alabama, shows a tornado ripping through the parking lot. inside, terrified customers scrambling for cover. from texas to alabama, at least 34 tornadoes rumbled across the area. this twister had winds of more than 110 miles per hour. flattening this church and anything unlucky enough to be in its path. until this morning, the storm is bearing down and creating havoc in the northeast. in new york city, wind gusts of nearly 50 miles per hour. upstate, in bu
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 4:55am EST
warm clothes but some people can't afford them at all. baltimore city public works officials want to help. they're accepting mittens, hats, gloves and scarves. it's taking place today and the municipal building is where it's happening. the clothes will be donated to the needy through the salvation army's franklin square boys and girls club. >>> a 6-year-old san antonio boy has the best gift ever for christmas. >> his dad is back from the persian gulf. keller was surprised by his father when he was at school. they have been separated for the past nine months. the keller family arranged for the school to surprise him two weeks ago. staff sergeant jesse kelly says he's not been told when he's going to be deployed again and looks like just enjoying the moment there. >>> well we want to remind you still collecting toys for the annual 14th year in a row the kinder time toy drive. drop off new unwrapped toys at several locations including wal- mart stores. we're going to be taking donations through december 19th. just head to the website, abc2news.com/toy drive for a full list of all th
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
? the city is now investigating false citations. >>> it's christmas time in the city. tonight baltimore keeps the holiday tradition alive. we're going to tell you what you need to know if you plan to join the crowds for the lighting of the washington monument in mount vernon. those stories straight ahead. thanks so much for joining us on this thursday morning. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. weather-wise, it's got to be great for that lighting ceremony. beginning to feel a lot like holidays. after a bit of a reprieve earlier this week. >> yes it's always chilly every year when they have that lighting. you see the people bundled up. >> that's a great thing. >> it is a great thing. >> it's supposed to be. >> exactly. that's what we have for the morning as well guys. bundle up out and about. look at the 20s from ellicott city 29 degrees. the winds out of the northwest at about 5 miles an hour. this will persist throughout the day. we won't be as windy as we were yesterday. that's some good news especially on that northwesterly breeze. we would really be feeling that windchill toda
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 11:35pm EST
city, this is "nightline," december 5th, 2012. >> and good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin with breaking news in the increasingly strange case of american software multimillionaire john mcafee. wanted for questioning in the central american country of belize for his neighbor's mysterious murder. tonight, in guatemala, he was arrested for entering the country illegally. the same place where earl-year-old today, our team tracked him down for this exclusive interview. here's abc's matt gutman from g guatemala city. >> reporter: it is the latest in the bizarre tale of john mcafee. the software tycoon who's been on the lam for three weeks in a cat and mouse game with authorities in belize. tonight, mcafee was arrested by immigration authorities in guatemala's capital. how have you been? >> really good since i got here. >> reporter: just hours earlier, he sat down with abc news, showing that a man known for packing a pistol was unarm and insisting he did not murder greg faull. who do you think killed greg? >> how would i know? how would i know? >> reporter: our search began mcafe
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
city school employee charged with raping a 15-year-old girl. >> that girl is now pregnant with the child. christian schaffer has been following the story. he has the late e. >> very parents got a chance to vicinity tonight. that suspect, shawn nolan was a contractor. his duties appear to have extended far beyond. >> this is shawn nolan's office on the first floor of hazel wood elementary. inside the office. he councilled students and handed out disciplines. >> he was a hall monitor. >> hall monitor, temporary support employee. no one seemed to be sure just what his job was. now, he faces criminal charges where police say he had a sexual relationship with a 15- year-old girl. the girl is pregnant with his child. nolan worked at has ole wood two days after the arrest last week. when the arrest came to light so did the confusion of his job. >> they don't know what this man was. and he was allowed complete access to children. >> reporter: children like erica hamlet's son. >> this man had been the go-to person here. when i was having issues with my son sand his math teacher. he
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
if you know anything about this city, people are from here and stay here. washington, however, is a city where people come and go. isn't there something to be said for that? >> well, there is no question. that's where i think the tradition that you find, that is sustained. there are people who live here generation after generation, there are businesses here and businesses that are run by their parents, grandparents, they are running them. i mean no question washington is a city that people come and leave as administrations change and other things change. and baltimore and federal hill has traditional values. >> thank you for joining us. we'll remind them. >> thank you so much. >> and it is not last report of the year coming up today. >> nobody know was to expect. >> it may be bad. that's ahead. getting the pooches behind the wheel and getting them into a new home. >> we have clouds aroundment we have rain. how long it will last and when the temperatures will make a come back. that's coming up. >>> we're another chilly start. no delays here. what traffic looks like. >>> eight minutes and
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 6:30am EST
a look at 83 now. north of the beltway. and everything is moving along. no delays heading into the city. here is what 695 looks like in parkville. a normal conditions, 11 minutes now to travel to the outer loop from 95 up to 83. as we look at the other drive times. a 12 minute ride on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. and there are no problems to report through the fort mchenry tunnel from the beltway all the way to the toll plaza. over to you. >>> investors will be watching as the government releases the final jobs report for 2012. they are expecting the numbers to be weak due to sandy. and we have more live from washington with the details. and what are the experts seeing that are the signs. >> you know, charley, if the report is weak, it is mother nature that will be partly the blame. you remember sandy that hit that happened at the end of october. and (technical difficulties with audio) >> it looks like we're having a technical problem with the live shot there. we apologize. we'll figure out what the problem is and bring you that report in a bit. parents from a school in baltimo
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
the murder/suicide last week involving kansas city chiefs player jovan belcher. >>> and talk about a fish story -- switching gears -- a fisherman in california tells his tale after landing an enormous 459-pound tuna with a rod and reel. it could be a record catch. >> that story coming up. >>> but we're going to start this morning, the life or death mission in afghanistan to snap a american doctor out of the clutches of the taliban. this rescue operation was given the green light because the military really worried that taliban might kill this doctor. abc's mohammad lila is here this morning with new details and it was a risky mission. >> absolutely, dan. as you say, this was a life and death rescue overnight. take a look at this doctor, dr. dilip joseph, seen here in afghanistan, he was working at a remote medical clinic, ran by morning star development, when he and two his afghan colleagues were kidnapped on tuesday. the afghans were quickly released, but the doctor was kept in captivity. but last night, coalition forces made their move, making the decision to go in and rescue dr. joseph
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
spots. mostly rain the rest of the night except well north and west of the city. we'll talk about thisproaching . >>> when the roads are covered with the wintry mix like this, that's when the state highway crews hit the highway. they have been watching the storm, treating the roads with salt. they have to move to other chemicals to get results. . >> the forecast will go down to 34, which is above freezing but it's close to the freezing mark. we purge people to be careful. >> state highway officials also stress that drivers should be prepared with essentials. never head out in bad weather without a flashlight and the good news is temperatures are not expected to drop low enough to cause major problems. the bad news it's rainy windy mess. joce sterman has more. >> reporter: that white christmas looks so beautiful. this, not so much. this is really ugly. as you're heading out to go back home, it will make for some messy travel. we were out on the roads earlier, and things were clear on the back roads. now with the rain all of that is rain -- is adding up to rain. carroll county in we
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
an inch. one to two for anne arundel county. for the city towards right around the beltway 2 to 3 -- beltway 2 to 3 higher amounts. we will talk about the map coming up in a little bit. now the morning commute and lauren cook is in the traffic center. >> reporter: heading to bwi airport no problems whatsoever. 295 nice and clear. and 95 normal conditions if you heading downtown it's going to take you 12 minutes from elk ridge into the city. and if you are heading out to 695, no delays on the west side of the beltway taking a live look up in hunt valley. 83 at shawan road. no problems to report. that will remain clear as you get on to the jfx and head downtown. that's your traffic now over to you. >>> many people -- for many people the weather has been making holiday travel challenging. >> the apps you can down load on the smart phone that can help make the interruptions a bit more tolerable. >> also ahead, making new years resolutions can be easy. keeping them is the hard part. coming up, we have tips on ways to make the new year's resolutions a success. >>> thanks for joining oun
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Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
may have led to those stabbings. >>> and new york city police have arrested the woman they say pushed a man onto subway tracks as the train was arriving killing him. prosecutors charge menendez with murder as a hate crime. she allegedly told police she shoved the man in front of an oncoming train on thursday because she hates hindus and muslims because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. the victim, sunando sen, was from india. >>> and finally, changing subjects here, talk about quick thinking. a small boat was caught on camera as it went up in flames on the bank of a lake in new zealand. no one on land could reach the boat, but watch as another boat on the water speeds by creating a wake, clever thinking there, huh, enough to drown out the flames in one shot, but the boater made a couple more passes to make sure that the burning boat was extinguished, and apparently it worked. >> quick thinking. >> pretty quick thinking. now you can a slightly used boat in new zealand. half off or more. >> all right, ron, thanks. >>> well, we are happy to say there's very good news this morning about the
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
. >> we have family trying to come up from oklahoma. they turned around and went back. >> reporter: cities like cleveland, detroit, st. louis, chicago, just in time for one of the busiest travel days of the season, the day after christmas, when tense of millions of americans will be on the move. people in central new york woke up to blajts of snow this morning, jamminging up roadways for hours. and that storm will hit the bid zi northeast corridor by thursday. if you're planning on traveling through there by week's end, be ready for delays. >>> now to the mad dash to the mall. race against time. this kres mas eve for the millions of people not finished shopping. i might be among them. abc's john schriffen is in the middle of it all in the big toys "r" us store in times square. can i give you a list? >> it's not too bad inside. for all the procrastinators who have not checked off the shopping lists just yet, you and we have really done it again. but this year, you might have the upper hand. finding the best deals by waiting until the last minute. as we look inside, people are going in right
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
a wide funnel cloud is filmed barreling across the city. lightning flashing inside, like giant christmas ornaments. they were spawned from a snowstorm from all the way in california. triggering these explosions. the midtown area of mobile fully blacked out. lit only by the lights of police cruisers. across the region, over 250,000 people without power. >> we've had some moderate to minor injuries. to this point, there's been no deaths reported. judging by some of the damage we witnessed today, it's a miracle. >> reporter: dazed residents pick through the debris, as rescuers check for people still trapped in the rubble. the winds mana s mangling the antebellum homes here. and it's not over yet, sam. a high wind warning is in effect. we talked about the breadth of the damage coming through last night. the only lights for miles around were those of police flashers. the power crews that were out last night are still working trying to get power back to the hospital. they haven't even begun to clear main roads in downtown mobile. and all of this weather is punching through to georgia, the caro
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:30am EST
, no concerns either, traveling from elk ridge in to the city. the vetch takes you 12 minutes. normal condition on the jfx, 1 minutes, southbound, 695, downtown to east fayette street. new years eve traffic remains calm on the beltway. that's a look at the traffic, over to you. >>> tax hikes and spending cuts are hours away. down to the deadline if congress and the president are going to stop the nation from going over the fiscal cliff. without a deal, taxes are set to go up on about every american. >> reporter: talks continue but this morning, still no deal. republicans and democrats nee gobuated all weekend, with the hope of passing legislation that would protect most people from a massive tax hike, set to kick in type at midnight. our top priority is make sure taxes on middle class families don't go up to hurt the economy badly. >> reporter: optimism about a deal over the weekend, when the republican leader in the senate made an offer, that all ended when senate majority leader said he couldn't present a counter proposal, in a hail mary, he phoned for help. >> i placed a call to the vice pre
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:30am EST
. this is south of 195. you won't have issues getting down to dc or traveling up towards baltimore city. as far as 83 is concerned, here's what it looks like just north of 695, nice and clear here as well. you're looking at an 11 minute ride southbound from the beltway all the way down to fayette street and as we look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times no delays on 695 on the east side it's going to take you 11 minutes on the outer loop from 95 up to 83. the inner loop will be clear down to 95 as well and no problems to report over on the west side you are looking at an 11 minute ride as well on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. megan and charley over to you. >>> 5:31. look at other top stories this morning. a man 65 years old or possibly older pass aid way from hypothermia according to the department of mental health and hygiene. >> this is the first hypothermia death to be confirmed this winter. 15 hypothermia related deaths occurred in maryland during 2011 and 2012. >> there are ways to stay warm in the extremely cold weather. things to keep in mind. officials remind you they
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >>> for the second time in a month, someone was pushed to their death in front of a new york city subway. >> this latest death was last night in queens. katherine brown reports on the search. >> reporter: police say surveillance cameras captured her running along queens boulevard moments after pushing a man on the tracks and directly into the path of an on coming 7 train. >> that's pretty horrible. >> reporter: witnesses told investigators they saw a woman pacing and mumbleling on the platform and then sit on a bench. they said she shot forward and pushed the man to a gruesome desk -- death. >> stand close to the edge to look to see if the train comes. it makes you rethink the things you do on a regular basis. >> i think it's scary. i think people stand too close to the edge, too. there's -- that yellow line is there for reason. >> reporter: this is the second incident of a man pushed to his death in less than a month. a drifter pushed a man in front of an on coming train. the two were caught on cell phone video arguing. tracking down the suspect in the most recent incident is a top prio
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Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
yes. that means bundle up. look at the shot downtown. dry and clear and 40 in the city. outlying areas into the 30s. eldersburg is close to the freezing mark many into the 20s going into tonight. the hour by hour forecast through the night. cold and 26 degrees. we wake up to 24 and pretty cold conditions. a little wind chill with a breeze that will come in. and then for tomorrow afternoon around lunchtime clouds build going for 38 degrees for your afternoon high. take a look at maryland's most power fall few cloud to the north and west. but a system in texas we have to keep ion on. we will talk about that coming up in a little bit. joce. >> thanks. cliff hanger continues in washington tonight. democrats and republicans still wrangeling over left lation to avert the so-called fiscal clf tax increase and budget cuts set to go into effect january 1st. we have a report there's no sign of a deal yet. >> reporter: as senators convened in a rare sunday session, they heard this prayer from the senate chaplain. >> look with favor on our nation and save us from self- inflicted wounds. >> reporte
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00am EST
issued where no law was broken. with more than 40 million dollars in penalties, levied by the city since they were introduced, legislators want to make sure that the law is being enforced fairly and accurately. there's interest because of the high number of citations to residents in the county and high enough of schools and cameras in baltimore county encouraging city and state law makers to come together to ensure the system is operating fairly for children's safety. that news conference will be held today at noon in front of the baltimore city district court in downtown baltimore oncalvert street. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> a man was walking on the ramp to route 50 when he was hit by a car. this happened around 8:30 last night and state police say that the glen burnie man is being cpt alive for medical -- kept alive for medical purpose. >>> a 18-year-old from severn was killed on friday night trying to cross solman's island road at west street. at the time of the collision, it was raining very heavily and the victim was wearing dark clothing. the authorities say she was not in the
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Dec 27, 2012 6:30am EST
of delays. if you are traveling from elkridge all the way into the city it's going to take you 12 minutes. that's a look at your traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> getting home from the christmas holiday has been no easy task all thanks to the weather. by air winter storms have caused a number of delays and cancellations. and at least 1500 flights were canceled on wednesday. and so far, close to 200 have been called off today. but by road, that was certainly no easier. abc's brandi hitt has that story. >> reporter: a deadly winter storm has dropped massive amounts of snow from arkansas up through the midwest to illinois and indiana. the powerful system is now a nor'easter with strong winds and even more snow. >> we tried the get out of the parking spot and we're spinning in circles. >> reporter: the storms also spawned rare december tornadoes along the gulf coast. mobile, alabama was hard hit leaving many without power. >> the power went out and we could hear it coming and we ran and jumped into the bathtub. >> reporter: the storms also having a devastating effect on postholiday
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Dec 29, 2012 8:00am EST
will see is it will mix in with another storm. new york city, southern connecticut, and south of boston going to get the biggest snow totals. let me show you what you can expect in the way of snow totals. the pink area is two to five inches, broad brush across parts of pennsylvania. upstate new york, you'll see a little bit more. see that maroon spot south of boston? that's where we get the five to ten-inch area. near a foot south of boston locally. it's going to be an interesting one. here at the airports, boston and new york included, in heavy delays today. and you have moderate delays back here. detroit, chicago, some cold and some wind going to affect them. los angeles will have rain. so, it doesn't just stop on the east coast. we have travel trouble in other places. but on the roads, anywhere in the pacific northwest could be a little slippery. and certainly, with this storm, again, from ohio all the way to maine. back to bianna. >> a travel nightmare for so many people. ginger, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to the desperate, last-ditch effort to try to keep the country from f
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
today. for 308 days, they'll stay? the 20s starting the new year. new york city, tuesday 39, by wednesday struggling to make it to freezing. >> it's not looking too terrible. there's a system down in parts of the plains, missouri you can see snow and ice in northern arkansas and rain in storms. new york city, the ball drops right in the 30s, it will feel okay and then colder on new year's day. >>> some tense moments for a night airlines flight heading for denver upon the plane losing a panel right off taking off from missouri. the pilot circling the airport and then landing safely. not clear what caused that pane. >>> and new and chilling images of the crash landing in moscow. a fifth person has died. kirit radia has though images from moscow tonight. >> reporter: the terrifying moment of impact was captured on a car's dashboard camera. watch as the plane slams into the side of the highway sending debris flying, the plane's tire smashing into the car ahead. miraculously, no one on the highway was killed. the russian-made tupolev 204 was trying to land at moscow's vnukovo air
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
. temperatures outside of town, up towards manchester you're at 28 degrees. 35 in baltimore city. elkton, you have temperatures in the low 30s right now. we'll be trading that off into the teens and low 20s for tonight. a little bit of a breeze has produced windchill values feeling like 19 in hagerstown, 26 in easton. you get the drill. the planner of the course of the overnight hours, 25 degrees. wake up to a blend of sunshine and clouds at 24 degrees and by lunchtime, 38, cloudy skies prevail by the 4:00 hour at 44 degrees. temperatures chilly across the nation. we are expecting a blast of arctic air that comes down. we'll show you in the 7-day forecast coming up just a little bit. >>> a woman is facing hate crime charges after pushing a man to death before a speeding subway car because she thought he was a muslim. >> reporter: it was a bizarre ending to a crime that has shocked this city. the woman accused of pushing a man onto the train tracks screaming and smiling as cameras captured her arrest. this surveillance video led police to erica menendez. investigators say that's her running aw
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
this morning. and now, more snow to blanket major cities, from chicago to cincinnati. the new storm targeting the northeast this weekend. sam is tracking the latest. >>> medical alert. several people now dead from this season's flu. is the virus spiking and spreading faster than normal right now? is it too late to get your shots? >>> family feud. the 21-year-old musical theater major who told the judge she was being stalked. a restraining order just issued. and who does she say is after her? her parents. >> i wasn't in control of my life anymore. >> we hear from her, in an abc news exclusive. ♪ highway to the danger zone >>> is maverick back on the dating scene? the top gun bouncing back from his high-profile heartbreak. it's more than six months since he split from katie holmes. is this his newest leading lady? >>> the music is mere coincidence this morning. i promise. it takes us all to a place many of us want to forget, i can assure you. >> i loved it. >> i loved it, too. happy friday. george, robin, lara, all at home with their families today. great to have amy, paula and rachel with us
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am EST
missing a baby in his crib. fortunately, that child was uninjured. and that storm buried cities like yakima under five inches of snow. higher elevations got up to two feet. and thousands of folks lost power. they get a slight break in the weather. but a new storm is moving in tomorrow. and that storm could dump another foot of snow. >> winter just days away, officially. >>> it is time, now, for the rest of the weather from across this nation. rain and light snow from seattle to portland. windy with rain in southern california. but the heavy snow, bringing up to ten inches to salt lake city. winter storm watches from denver to green bay. rain tapering off from d.c. to new york. and snowshowers in northern new england. >> mostly 40s in the northeast and midwest. 70s from dallas to new orleans. just 20s in salt lake city and in fargo. >>> and still to come, some changes for a popular facebook app that are causing concern. >>> also, want to tell you how you or your child could end up in an advertisement without even giving your permission. >>> also ahead, a little girl who cooked up some
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00am EST
. causing a 21-vehicle pileup in oklahoma city. and the system is heading east, bringing with it treacherous conditions on the day after christmas, often a busy travel day. enough of a threat for some in cleveland to stock up on supplies. >> ready to go. >> i decided what we needed and go home. >> reporter: the storms are blamed for at least three deaths in texas, louisiana and oklahoma. live in new york, wendy gillette, abc news. muhammad and brandi, back to you. >> thanks, wendy. >>> here's a look ahead at the nation's weather. winter watches and warnings are in effect for almost half of the country. the northeast could see a rain/snow mix for the even commute before it turns all winter rain. wet from san francisco all the way to seattle. >> it is extremely cold in the middle of the nation. dallas is 38 degrees instead of the usual 55. minneapolis doesn't even get out of the teens. in the meantime, honolulu and miami, you're in the 80s. but there could be rain in both of those cities. chicago, detroit and indianapolis are in the 30s. >>> to our other top story this morning. president obama
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Dec 27, 2012 4:30am EST
from 4 to 8 inches of snow. >>> and north of new york city look at this. snow and sleet brought traffic to a standstill in west chester county. hundreds of salt trucks fanned out to keep up with the fast falling snow on the other ends of knock state. buffalo -- new york state. buffalo could get up to 16 inches of snow today. skiers and snowboarders are certainly enjoying what mother nature brought them. you can get all the latest with severe weather alerts cement right to the smart phone or the tablet. we have apps for iphones and app androids. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care at a hospital in houston this morning. the spokesman for bush says that he was admitted to the icu following a series of setbacks for his persistent fever. he is said to be alert and talking with staff and doctors are cautiously optimistic about the treatment. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month and initially he was treated for bronchitis and a cough. >>> president obama has cut short his vacation to return to washington where he is going to try to hammer o
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
ginger zee. ginger, good evening. >> good evening, david. it's blustery here in the city. in other places, they'll pick up 2 or 6 inches of snow. just wait. this is all on top of some spots that saw record numbers this week. as millions of us return from family gatherings or for new festivities, another snowstorm is thwarted our track. in king of push sha, they were skidding. near harrisburg, pennsylvania, two tractor-trailers crashed. slowing traffic to a crawl. the speed limit on about 300 miles of the pennsylvania turnpike was shaved to 45 miles per hour. hundreds of flights were canceled. delays from philadelphia to those stranded at the airports. in scranton, pennsylvania. in yankee stadium, a sloppy mess for syracuse and byu in that pinstripe bowl. here in syracuse, another winter blast. no break from all of this storm. almost a foot fell on thursday and now a couple more inches falling today. we have our ruler here, about 12 inches of snow on the ground. now, we're used to snow syracuse. but we haven't seen this much on the ground in two years. >> reporter: for most, the snow is mo
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
. charm city all about the prize. when we heard about a new show comparing ours to d.c., we had to get in on the debate. >> reporter: guys, it's funny. we're down here because the travel channel will do a comparison between federal hill and compare that to capitol hill. what is better? obviously, it's federal hill. we're on east charles street. this is a pretty normal evening. we go inside the cross market with all the seafood. let's ask what everybody thinks about d.c. is that for me? d.c. versus baltimore. we're throwing you on tv. tell me why, why you like baltimore and specifically where you like to go in federal hill. >> well, i live here in federal. i just like this because the people are friendly. it's a little more laid back. >> you say friendlier than d.c. so hands down we have a big rivalry. ravens versus redskins. there you go. there you go. so we got. we have drinks and we have a crazy game this weekend. again, federal hill versus -- what do they call it? capitol hill. that's right. >> mike masco, doing it. you're never going to leave that place. >> all right. it may not be
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Dec 10, 2012 4:30am EST
down an inch an hour in some cities. birt cold has settled in. wind chills around 20 below zero. minneapolis got a report ten inches. that didn't stop the party for the bears-vikings game. some fans drove into the storm all the way from chicago. too bad their team lost. >> day look like they had fun, though. >>> time now for the weather from across the nation. snow in the northern rockies. rain and snow in norng new england. heavy rain around boston, new york, philly, and d.c. thunderstorms from cincinnati to the gulf coast. >> 60s from new orleans to the northeast. 12 in the twin cities. mostly 40s in the rockies. >>> coming up, we'll hear from the deejays who posed as british royals and are being blamed for the suicide of a surs. >>> falling gas prices. >>> josh brent of the cowboys, out of jail and struggling with the death of teammate and a friend. >>> there could be a christmas gift for you at the gas pump. lower prices. the average price may be close to $3 a gallon for the holidays. wholesale prices are falling fast as supplied rise and demand drops. a top analyst says the
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00am EST
into the city. and if you are using 695 in parkville, the foggy conditions are really going to persist as we check in and look at harford road. notice a lot of reduced visibility out there and it's extremely important for you to turn on low beams and take it slow because you need to. it's pretty bad out there. you can't see much. and here's what 695 looks like on the northwest corner at old court road. traffic moving along altogether it's going to take you 11 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95 and inner loop is nice and clear as you make the drive from 795 up to 83. if you are using 83, the jfx going to be clear of delays but again that foggy condition will persist and as we check in and take a look north of this scene up in hunt valley, 83 at shawan road can't see much in the camera. in fact, i will show you this coming up in few minutes. but it's going to take you 22 minutes altogether to travel from the maryland pennsylvania state line all the way down to the beltway. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. stay with us. you're watching good morning maryland. watch
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Dec 10, 2012 5:30am EST
million dollar project called the ivy that would be at former inn at government house and the city operated the 3 building complex for more than 20 years before closing it. plans to add a restaurant, bar guest rooms from 350 to $1500 a night. two students face charges for allegedly giving classmates and professor brownies that were laced with marijuana. police say that they brought in the baked goods to the history class at colorado university. seven students got sick and three people including the professor had to be hospitalized. a friend of the teacher said she had no idea why she was blacking out. >> one can only imagine had she been in the car or with her children in the car when this drug started to take effect what could have been the outcome and it's terrible irresponsible and reckless act. >> the looming legallation of marijuana have nothing to do with what happened in the classroom. >>> they came by hundreds and scooping up stuff. this is not a typical garage sale a garage sale at the home of the late bob hope. his family sold off holidaydecorations and old movies and boo
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
mixing in on the back side of those cities on the east coast. it's not going to be that big of a storm. the big one has already started and brought a lot of rain bringing accidents in san jose, california. they had almost a half inch, san francisco, almost an inch, not good on the roadways there and talk about bad roads, look at the next part here in the sierras. by the time this thing is done with them, five to even six feet of snow, so great for skiers, horrible as it's turned into a parking lot on some of their highways. it'll cross over and here's where it gets interesting. earlier i said to dan and bianna, i said, geez, oh, pete. i got it a good old midwestern -- eastern oklahoma, some are over a foot of snow on christmas eve and christmas day. then you look into, and that's mostly christmas day, but watch this. as it moves, wednesday, ice up in the new england rain here and it exits thursday into friday but that's when all the people are traveling. so we will keep an eye on it and more on the nation's weather coming up. >> ginger, i know you're excited about the weather when you
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
the cars around. you could see the semis were swerving. >> reporter: it's the city's first snowstorm of the season. many are bracing for more to come. john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> all right, thanks, john. >>> one area of severe weather to keep an eye on. accuweather meteorologist andrew baglini has the latest. >> we're tracking a disturbance that will give us bad weather. eastern texas around the houston area, thunderstorms will pop up. that spreads eastward throughout christmas tuesday. interstates 10 and 20, large hail, damaging wind gusts, the threat for tornado. a destructive storm system on this tuesday. the highest threat for tornadoes around new orleans, mobile, interstate 10 northward into the panhandle of florida. good snow across portions of the plains. >> i hate to see rough weather this time of the year. >>> let's look at weather from across the country. last-minute shoppers in boston and chicago could see light know. also early showers and clearing in l.a. rain in louisville and cincinnati. >> fargo, barely makes it above zero. honolulu and miami, the hot spots
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Dec 24, 2012 6:30am EST
gladden who represents baltimore city is making it a mission to outlaw extended magazines which allows a gunman to carry more ammunition. and she and her colleagues say there is no use for high powered weapons. >> it's stupid. i just -- it doesn't make sense to add more guns to schools. when you add more guns to reduce violence i think you increase violence. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in the school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> when it comes to gun stores a senator from montgomery county is going to push to give state police the same authority as the atf to audit how many guns were used in a crime sanctions on the oners. a group called -- owners. a group called mayors against illegal guns put a competition demanding the president and congress put together a plan to end gun violence. stephanie rawlings blake and josh cohen are members of the group. >>> this is video you have got to see. a moment of terror for any mother seeing her child in shopping cart rolling out of control down a hill and right towards a highway. look at this. it
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
, this is my son, i know i will lay down my life for my son. >> city police say the whole assault is still under investigation and have yet to classify this as a hate crime and finding the suspects may be difficult, ken said he never got a good look at them. >>> if you like slot machines, you can stay at the casino until the cows come home, the casino is staying open 24/7. maryland alive welcomed players at 8 at doors that will never close. the 24/7 change was approved last month. the new hours will make them more competitive with neighboring states and create jobs. >>> all in all we are adding 1200 additional jobs with table games in 24 hours, 150 are tied to the 24 hours and starting by tonight. and then the remainder of them will be added as we get closer and closer to the table games operation with about 800 of them tied specifically to the table games operation. >>> they believe the changes will help the casino better compete. there's no timetable set for table games to start for the casino. the best estimate right now is sometime in the early spring. >>> developing tonight, former pr
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